School Social Worker
Job Type: Full-time (2019-2020)
Position Summary: Assists the schools in identifying students in need of School Social Worker services.
Manages and supports the Child Study Team in its evaluation and determination process;
Acts as the Case Manager and Special Education Supervisor as well as perform truancy visits for all students;
Serves as the agency designated reporter of child abuse/neglect for the District;
Assesses child abuse/neglect allegations by individuals that include, but are not limited to, parents, guardians, relatives, family friends, and District employees;
Conducts required training for mandated reporters of suspected child abuse and neglect;
Provides casework assessment and services to students and their families;
Works with schools to implement attendance programs and support compliance of the compulsory attendance law;
Attends all court hearings on petitions filed;
Conducts home visits to assess the social environment, emotional, physical, and safety needs of a student and to verify residency as requested by schools;
Assists schools in determining guardianship, placement and/or residence of students;
Assists parents and students with referrals to community agencies and resources;
Maintains case records and related statistical data, demonstrating knowledge of various student information and software programs;
Submits accurate monthly reports electronically on School Social Work Services provided at each assigned school;
Solicits the aid of community agencies and resources to provide tangible needs to the individual student and his/her family;
Works with parents and children in a confidential and caring manner and assists the family, school, and community in any way required to bridge gaps between family and school.
Participates in District-level and school-based professional learning activities for continued professional growth;
Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator.
Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work is required.
Certification/Licensure: NJ Dept. of Education School Social Worker Certificate and LSW, with LCSW eligibility within 2 years.
Experience: Experience as a case manager, writing IEP's and working with a child study team is required.
Knowledge of norms of behavior at stages in a child’s growth and development as affected by chronological age;
Knowledge of laws which affect children such as child labor, guardianship, custody, and compulsory school attendance;
Must be willing to take legal action if necessary to help a student and his/her family Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with community agencies;
Must be able to successfully manage multiple tasks, projects, and responsibilities;
Ability to apply critical thinking skills in rendering solutions to various issues;
Must be able to collaborate effectively with District personnel, the general public, and work with diverse groups of people;
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
Central Jersey College Prep Charter School ("CJCP") is a K-4, 6-12 Public Charter School located in Somerset, NJ. The mission of CJCP is to provide academic and social challenges and opportunities for students to attain the skills necessary for success in post-secondary education. CJCP serves its mission by offering rigorous academic programs, college and career counseling, and extracurricular enrichment activities.